Once again spring has arrived and I am loving it. London has been a shockingly warm and sunny place this week. Every trees and gardens are starting to bloom, and the birds are chirping – that means Easter has already arrived. I never understood how they decide on the date for Easter, but this year it is on March 27th
I am rather late for my Easter blogging this year, and it is only a few hours before Easter Sunday.
Actually many churches have already done their preparations for Easter Sunday. Lilies and Daffodils are already been done.
I am not a church goer at this present time of my life. When I was a child, I grew up in a well Anglican Church of England family who believed in their faith from generations to generations. My parents showed me the way and the door to my faith until I hit Adulthood. By that time my life changed due to being professional and I took a big break from church, but always knowing that I was a Christian and I always believed in my faith
Many years after, my daughter arrived into my world. And there came the time that I had to do exactly what my parents gave to me. I was a mum. I started to hit the door of the church with my little girl every single Sunday to show her the same way and journey of my church and the christian life I was to embrace in her. When she turned 6, she joined the Choir of St Augustine in our Parish. As a mother I did my duties too, I joined lots of other mothers in all activities within the church. I enjoyed the days as much as my daughter did herself. The Children’s choir was a big family. She was a Chorister for 12 years, and within that 12 years, I saw myself going up and down between home and church, every Friday night for Chorister evening practice, another day for Girl’s Guide and Sunday for family service. I lived this life for 12 years only to show my girl the christian tradition of our family. Yes I did!After she started University, she took a break from Chorister to concentrate in her studies. And as a mother I also took a break, but not to say I don’t believe and I am not a christian. I had so many things to attend to in my life. And I believe that I don’t have to go to church to be a christian. I am still a member of my Anglican Church of England and I will remain there until the end of my life’s journey.
Easter at home is more or less a normal Sunday. We only plan to cook a different dish to our normal Sundays. And this year 2016, Easter Sunday is a Stay at home and having a quiet day.